I recently splurged and got a few new Lil' Inker stamps and dies. Today I actually used them, too! Here's what came out:
First I used the new Happy Birthday die to make this card:
I used a UFO from my stash to die-cut the Happy Birthday. I put it onto a piece of subtle-patterned black paper,and put that onto a linen card base. This card stock came over the pond last month, compliments of a fellow crafter, to whom I am eternally grateful. It's a bear to stamp on, but it makes a gorgeous card base.
Here's another attempt to show you the detail of the card base:
Then I opened and used a stamp set to make this:
I used my MISTI to repeatedly stamp the circles on the bumpier side of my water color paper. Then I smooshed Mustard Seed and Peacock Feathers inks onto my craft mat, misted them with water, and blended them over the circles. I also used the MISTI to stamp the sentiment, knowing I'd need to do it a few times for a good impression,
For my third and last card, I used my new sentiment set to make this:
I used some remnants from my Fancy Pants True Friend paper pack, and added the lovely forgetful woman who I think may need to adorn every card I make this year. I've accepted everything will need to be a belated card (today's card is for someone with a birthday ... today).
And I blame Princess Judy for the brads. She made reference to lolling brads on her desk that got used, so when I was faced with a blank right edge on my banner, I retrieved a few orange brads from my collection, because I could.
So there you have it -- three stamp sets/dies, and three cards. Go, me!
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Stuff I used: SU Bermuda Bay card stock, misc brads, and the following: